Energy Efficiency

Researchers Develop Device to Purify Arsenic-Contaminated Water in a Single Step

A group of researchers has developed a new device that can purify and remediate arsenic-contaminated water in a single step. Using specialized polymer electrodes, the device can reduce arsenic in water by over 90 per cent while using roughly 10 times less energy than other methods. The findings of ...

Richard Florizone Appointed President and CEO of IISD

Richard Florizone has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), a research organization dedicated to accelerating the global transition to clean water, fair economies, and a stable climate. “Richard is a recognized ...

Canada’s second largest pension fund gets deadly serious about climate crisis

As world leaders converge at this week’s climate summit in Madrid to debate how best to shift to a net zero-economy, Michael Sabia is leaving the helm of Canada’s second-largest pension plan having firmly placed Quebec’s retirement savings at the forefront of the global movement for low-carbo ...

The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success - coming January 2020

In January 2020, my latest book will be published by Cambridge University Press Synopsis Humanity has failed for three decades to decarbonize our energy system to address the climate threat, yet average citizens still don’t know what to do personally or what to demand from their politicians ...

The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success - coming late January 2020

In January 2020, my latest book will be published by Cambridge University Press Synopsis Humanity has failed for three decades to decarbonize our energy system to address the climate threat, yet average citizens still don’t know what to do personally or what to demand from their politicians ...

Business schools up the grade on sustainability

There have been some promising signs of progress in business education of late. Special issues of top-tier academic journals are being devoted to sustainability and the climate crisis. New core and elective business-school courses are exploring United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. ...

Youth rising: Meet 2019’s top 30 under 30 sustainability leaders

As world leaders descended upon New York City for the UN Climate Action Summit in September, millions of young people gathered in more than 200 countries on seven continents to make their voices heard. They walked out of their classrooms, their workplaces and their homes to join a 16-year-old Swedi ...

Youth rising: Meet 2019’s top 30 under 30 sustainability leaders

As world leaders descended upon New York City for the UN Climate Action Summit in September, millions of young people gathered in more than 200 countries on seven continents to make their voices heard. They walked out of their classrooms, their workplaces and their homes to join a 16-year-old Swedi ...

Ottawa, ON Puts Forward Draft Budget for 2020

Ottawa’s municipal draft budget 2020 includes a substantial investment for its wastewater treatment plant. The proposed operating budget is $3.76 billion, representing a $136.8-million increase over 2019. A three-per-cent tax increase amounts to an extra $109 for an average urban home, or about $ ...

Council urges new Parliament to take on massive climate investment plan

With the world facing a climate emergency, a business-backed “clean capitalism” group is urging Canada to go on a war footing with a massive investment plan that would drive economy-wide innovation and energy efficiency and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The plan, put forward by ...